|Previous Section||Back to Table of Contents||Lords Hansard Home Page|
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn): On Tuesday 8 June, the Government will publish a summary of the responses to Supporting Families. Copies of the document will be placed in the Library and will also be made available in the Printed Paper Office.
Lord Williams of Mostyn: The Government announced last May a comprehensive review of liquor licensing legislation with the aim of producing a simpler and more effective system. We aim to publish proposals for public consultation by early next year.
Whether they intend to introduce an age limit above which candidates may not stand for election as Members of the Scottish Parliament; and, if so, what is that age; andHL2600
Whether they intend to introduce an age limit above which candidates may not stand for election as Members of the Welsh Assembly; and, if so, what is that age; andHL2601
Whether they intend to introduce an age limit above which candidates may not stand for election as councillors; and, if so, what is that age.HL2602
Lord Williams of Mostyn: Section 4(3) of the Video Recordings Act 1984 requires the Home Secretary to be satisfied that adequate arrangements exist for appeals against classification decisions by the designated authority, the British Board of Film Classification. The Video Appeals Committee is the independent body which hears such appeals. Although the committee has no statutory authority, it has been the practice of the board to accept its decisions.
Lord Williams of Mostyn: Information collected centrally on recorded crime by the Home Office does not identify the location of robberies. However, separate monthly data are collected on the number of robberies at post offices where a firearm (excluding an air weapon) was reported to have been used. This information, for each month in 1997, is shown in the table. In addition to these figures, there were eight post office robberies during the whole of 1997 where an air weapon was used.
|Avon & Somerset||0||0||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||6|
The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Simon of Highbury): I understand that it is not Royal Mail policy to disclose information about the redirection of mail without the redirection customer's consent apart from the exceptions listed below which are consistent with its registration under the Data Protection Act:
|Overall||Within local postcode area||To neighbouring postcode area||To distant areas|
These figures are produced by independent all year round monitoring.
Royal Mail aims to deliver first class mail on the next working day after posting but this service has never guaranteed a next-day delivery. For a guaranteed service, Royal Mail offers a Special Delivery service which guarantees delivery by noon the next working day or customers are refunded their postage costs.